Unregistered donors, also known as non-pre-registered donors, are donors who did not submit donor forms or receive a pre-registration confirmation letter from The Ohio State University Body Donation Program.
Pre-registered donors: If your loved one has pre-registered for the Ohio State Body Donation program and has recently passed away please follow the steps on the pre-registered donors page.
If during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.):
Immediately following the donor’s death, the family, next-of-kin, and/or health care provider should contact The Ohio State University Body Donation Program at (614) 292-4831.
If AFTER regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, national holidays):
Please review all steps in the process before providing a notification of death outside of regular business hours.
Step 1: Notification and location of death
Step 2: Eligibility confirmation
Step 3: Donation form completion
Step 4: Care and removal of donor's remains